The Satanic Witch

Author: Anton Szandor LaVey
Publisher: Feral House
ISBN: 9781932595581
Release Date: 2003-02-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

The late Anton Szandor LaVey, founder of the Church of Satan, may be the most notoriously familiar for his Satanic Bible, but The Satanic Witch best reflects the discoveries Anton made in his younger days working the carny shows and Mitt Camps. This is undiluted Gypsy lore regarding the forbidden knowledge of seduction and manipulation. The Satanic Witch is not designed for Barbie Dolls, but women cunning and crafty enough to employ the workable formulas within, which instantly surpass the entire catalogue of self-help tomes and New Age idiocies. The Introduction — Peggy Nadramia, High Priestess of the Church of Satan, tells us how this book changed her life. The Afterword — Blanche Barton, Anton LaVey’s biographer, Chairmistress of the Council of Nine, and mother of Satan Xerxes Carnacki LaVey, Anton’s third child, informs us how The Satanic Witch came to pass and influence the behavior of so many women.

Controversial New Religions

Author: James R. Lewis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199394364
Release Date: 2014-07-16
Genre: Religion

In terms of public opinion, new religious movements are considered controversial for a variety of reasons. Their social organization often runs counter to popular expectations by experimenting with communal living, alternative leadership roles, unusual economic dispositions, and new political and ethical values. As a result the general public views new religions with a mixture of curiosity, amusement, and anxiety, sustained by lavish media emphasis on oddness and tragedy rather than familiarity and lived experience. This updated and revised second edition of Controversial New Religions offers a scholarly, dispassionate look at those groups that have generated the most attention, including some very well-known classical groups like The Family, Unification Church, Scientology, and Jim Jones's People's Temple; some relative newcomers such as the Kabbalah Centre, the Order of the Solar Temple, Branch Davidians, Heaven's Gate, and the Falun Gong; and some interesting cases like contemporary Satanism, the Raelians, Black nationalism, and various Pagan groups. Each essay combines an overview of the history and beliefs of each organization or movement with original and insightful analysis. By presenting decades of scholarly work on new religious movements written in an accessible form by established scholars as well as younger experts in the field, this book will be an invaluable resource for all those who seek a view of new religions that is deeper than what can be found in sensationalistic media stories.

Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism

Author: Henrik Bogdan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199996063
Release Date: 2012-09-05
Genre: Religion

This volume is the first comprehensive examination of one of the twentieth century's most distinctive iconoclasts. Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) was a study in contradictions. Born into a fundamentalist Christian family and educated at Cambridge, he was vilified as a traitor, drug addict, and debaucher, yet revered as perhaps the most influential thinker in contemporary esotericism. Moving beyond the influence of contemporary psychology and the modernist understanding of the occult, Crowley declared himself the revelator of a new age of individualism. Crowley's occult bricolage, Magick, was an eclectic combination of spiritual exercises drawn from Western European magical ceremonies and Indic sources for meditation and yoga. This journey of self-liberation culminated in harnessing sexual power as a magical discipline, a "sacrilization of the self" as practiced in Crowley's mixed masonic group, the Ordo Templi Orientis. The religion Crowley created, Thelema, legitimated his role as a charismatic revelator and herald of a new age of freedom. Aleister Crowley's lasting influence can be seen in the counter-culture movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s and in many forms of alternative spirituality and popular culture. The essays in this volume offer crucial insight into Crowley's foundational role in the study of Western esotericism, new religious movements, and sexuality.

The Devil s Party

Author: Per Faxneld
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199779246
Release Date: 2012-12-27
Genre: History

Twelve scholars present cutting-edge research from the emerging field of Satanism studies. The topics covered range from early literary Satanists like Blake and Shelley, to the Californian Church of Satan of the 1960s, to the radical developments within the Satanic milieu in recent decades. The book will be an invaluable resource for everyone interested in Satanism as a philosophical or religious position of alterity rather than as an imagined other.

The Devil s Avenger

Author: Burton H Wolfe
Publisher: neobooks
ISBN: 9783847688525
Release Date: 2014-05-24
Genre: Religion

THE DEVIL’S AVENGER portraitiert die zahlreichen Stationen der Karriere von Anton Szandor LaVey und gewährt Einblicke in seinen extravaganten Lebensstil. Zum ersten Mal in deutscher Sprache: Die Geschichte des außergewöhnlichen Mannes, der die Religion des Satanismus etablierte und die erste und einzige authentische Satanische Organisation der Welt ins Leben rief. Bevor er 1966 die CHURCH OF SATAN gründete und 1969 DIE SATANISCHE BIBEL schrieb, hatte Anton LaVey viel gesehen, erfahren und gelernt. Er arbeitete als Löwenbändiger und Organist, beim Zirkus und auf Volksfesten, als Polizeifotograf und Ermittler für paranormale und okkulte Phänomene. Er betätigte sich als Hypnotiseur und gab Workshops für Satanische Hexen. Er war Ikonoklast, Nonkonformist und aufgrund seiner charismatischen Persönlichkeit wurde er nicht nur Vertrauter der Reichen und Berühmten, sondern Freund und Vorbild für zahlreiche Menschen, die seine Philosophie teilten. Neben den Hintergründen seiner Affären mit Marilyn Monroe und Jayne Mansfield enthält THE DEVIL’S AVENGER zahlreiche bis dato unveröffentlichte Informationen und Geschichten über Mitglieder der CHURCH OF SATAN, sowie seltene Fotos von Anton LaVey, schwarzen Messen, magischen Ritualen und erotischen Frauen. Lesen Sie die Geschichte des letzten „Mystery Man“. Lesen Sie die erste Biographie von Anton Szandor LaVey.

Articles on Satanic Texts Including The Satanic Bible Satan Takes a Holiday the Devil s Notebook the Satanic Witch the Satanic Rituals Satan Sp

Author: Hephaestus Books
Publisher:
ISBN: 1244432067
Release Date: 2011-09-28
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hephaestus Books represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Hephaestus Books continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge. This particular book contains chapters focused on Satanic texts, and Works by Anton LaVey.

Christianity Cults and the Occult

Author: Rose Publishing
Publisher: Rose Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781596365803
Release Date: 2013-12-10
Genre: Religion

Christianity, Cults, and the Occult: Compare 11 Groups with Biblical Christianity Many teenagers and adults know at least one person who has been involved with some sort of occult practice, whether it be reading horoscopes or being interested in astrology. A Barna Group survey reveals that nearly 75% of all U.S. teens have dabbled in some form of psychic activity or witchcraft. Christianity, Cults, and the Occult, an ebook that can be read in 30 minutes or less, takes a close look at eleven cultic movements that have a wide range of occult connections and compares them to the origins and key beliefs of Christianity.Christianity, Cults, and the Occult helps Christians understand their own beliefs and explains the backgrounds of different occults, a list of occult terms and definitions, as well as Scriptural warnings against the occult. People enjoy discussing this topic and the ebook will equip them to know how deal with the occult when it confronts them in their schools or neighborhoods. Christianity, Cults, and the Occult explains why people are attracted to occult groups like Kabbalah which include people like Madonna and Demi Moore. Christians need to understand what's behind the different cults and occult so you can express to others how and why your beliefs are different. Christianity, Cults, and the Occult addresses the following topics for each of the 11 movements: •Origins (founders, dates, headquarters) •Key writings •Key beliefs •Occultic practices •Affiliated organizations •Symbols and photos •News and controversies These are the 11 cults examined in Christianity, Cults, and the Occult: •Freemasonry (Masons, the Masonic Lodge) •Kabbalah •Wicca/Neopaganism •Satanism •Spiritualism •Santería •Voodoo •Theosophy •Anthroposophy •Rosicrucianism •Eckankar More than ever, you need clear, reliable information so you can speak intelligently when talking about your Christian beliefs. Christianity, Cults, and the Occult provides you with information that will help you understand, pray for, and offer help to others who are interested in the occult.

Satanism

Author: Allen J. Ottens
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 0823927113
Release Date: 1997-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents arguments for treating teen satanic worship as a mental health problem rather than a religious issue and provides information about rituals and symbols, signs of involvement, and the controversy surrounding this topic.

Sozialdarwinismus der Church of Satan

Author: Andre Witt
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783640546145
Release Date: 2010
Genre:

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Theologie - Vergleichende Religionswissenschaft, Note: 2,0, Philipps-Universitat Marburg (Fachbereich Religionswissenschaft), Sprache: Deutsch, Anmerkungen: Literaturangaben: 27. Fussnoten: 100. Bitte kommentieren sie meine Arbeit nach dem Kauf., Abstract: Mit der vorliegenden Hausarbeit mochte ich anhand sozialdarwinistischer Inhalte der Church of Satan die Frage nach einer biologisierten Religion stellen. Dazu sollen, neben politischen Anschauungen, Ubernahmen von nationalsozialistischen Symboliken und Ritualen in die satanische Religiositat Betrachtung finden. Ebenfalls sollen die damit einhergehenden Intentionen aus dem Kontext satanischer Weltsicht Darstellung finden. Als Grundlage dieser Arbeit findet die Dissertation von Dagmar Fugmann Verwendung, die mit ihrer religionswissenschaftlichen Untersuchung empirische Belege uber die Wertvorstellungen deutscher satanistischer Gruppierungen liefert. Dazu kann die Monographie von Joachim Schmidt religionswissenschaftlichen Anspruch erheben, in der versucht wird, geistige Affinitaten zwischen Satanismus und literarischen, kunstlerischen und insbesondere philosophischen Stromungen auszumachen. Dort bekommen beispielsweise Friedrich Nietzsche und Max Stirner grosse Bedeutung zugeschrieben. Was weitere Quellen betrifft, so findet man den Satanismus wegen sozialdarwinistischer Inhalte oft in ein politisch rechtes Feld geruckt, was mich zu meiner Untersuchung ermutigte. Die Art der Argumentation lasst meist keinen verstandlichen religiosen Kontext erkennen, da diffus oder einseitig zitiert wird, was Personen und Philosophien politisiert. (...)"

The Devil is a Gentleman

Author: J. C. Hallman
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: UCSC:32106018758281
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Religion

A multifaceted study of religion in America journeys to the offbeat corners of the nation's spiritual life, ranging from Druidic ceremonies and dog-raising Orthodox monks to Christian wrestlers and Satanists, guided by the life and work of philosopher William James. 20,000 first printing.

Popular Witchcraft

Author: Jack Fritscher
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 0299203042
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Popular Witchcraft: Straight from the Witch’s Mouth, inspired by the British Gerald Gardner’s Witchcraft Today, was the first book to be published on popular American witchcraft and remains the classic survey of white and black magic. Newly revised and updated for twenty-first-century readers, the author—an ordained but marvelously fallen exorcist—tells all about the evil eye, the queer eye, women and witch trials, the Old Religion, magic Christianity, Satanism, and New Age self-help. Jack Fritscher sifts through legends of sorcery and the twisted history of witchcraft, including the casting of spells and incantations, with a focus on the growing role of witchcraft in popular culture and its mainstream commercialization through popular music, Broadway, Hollywood, and politics. As seriously historical as it is fun to read, there is no other book like it.